SNP

Sending the Lockerbie Bomber Home

20 August 2009 14:42

I could have done without Kenny MacAskill talking quite so much about our values “as a people”, if only because,…

Latest Lockerbie Conspiracy: Megrahi is an SNP Agent!

19 August 2009 16:17

Well, sort of. If one only paid attention to what Hillary Clinton or (some of) the relatives of the victims…

Big Business & Big Government, Together Again…

28 July 2009 16:37

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Scottish government’s desire to set alcohol prices. Not the least…

The SNP, Cricket and Soft Unionism

14 July 2009 10:16

There were at least a dozen people on my flight from Edinburgh to Cardiff last week who were clearly heading…

A Desperate Prime Minister’s Desperate Ploy

25 June 2009 14:47

Although I’ve long felt that the Unionist parties would have been well-advised to call Alex Salmond’s bluff and have an…

The View from the North

9 June 2009 14:40

Away from the BNP and the Woes of Brown (which sounds like an Aberfeldy tea-room or something) the other notable…

Easy Populism

15 May 2009 13:51

In her speech yesterday Annabel Goldie decried the cheap and easy populism that she, rightly, described as the SNP’s approach…

The Royal Navy vs the SNP

6 May 2009 23:38

Alex Salmond may argue that Scotland is “two thirds” of the way towards independence (though even if Salmond is correct…

Are the SNP even more deluded than Labour? Why, yes, they are!

22 April 2009 20:42

Scottish public spending has essentially doubled (albeit in absolute terms) since Labour came to power. (To what end, you ask?…

SNP to World: Help!

12 March 2009 11:39

How would the SNP have delat with the banking crisis? The FT’s Jim Pickard points out that “This is a…

No Scottish Referendum?

22 February 2009 20:42

It’s not been a great couple of weeks for Alex Salmond, has it? First there was the budget hullabaloo, then…

David Cameron’s Peculiar Unionism

10 February 2009 0:35

David Cameron’s op-ed in Scotland on Sunday this week was interesting. Not because of anything that Cameron said but because…

Karl Rove and the SNP

9 January 2009 14:45

I doubt many Nationalists would welcome the comparison but facts are stubborn things and the fact is that the SNP…

The Scottish Tory Dilemma

6 January 2009 16:44

Someone needs to tell Tom Harris MP that the “Unionist” in the “Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party” referred to the…

Why will no-one support independence?

5 December 2008 12:29

Commenter Rab O’Ruglen  doesn’t have much sympathy for the crisis afflicting the Tartan press: While I have every sympathy for…

Glenrothes By-Election Stunner!

7 November 2008 0:10

It’s all very well and good getting excited about the American elections. But let’s face it, they were but the…

Miliband Day 2

31 July 2008 11:34

Since Camilla Cavendish makes some points in her Times column today that are similar to some I made about David…

Who Governs Scotland?

7 May 2008 23:06

Not to harp on about this too much, but this item from Benedict Brogan’s (excellent) blog deserves a response: About…

Gordon’s Folly Compounds Wendy’s

7 May 2008 18:25

Silly me for daring to presume anything competent could emerge from Downing Street these days. And, yes, it was reckless…

Taxing Questions

7 May 2008 13:06

From the Adam Smith Institute: Once again, Ireland seems to be the destination of choice for companies driven out of…

Wendy’s Referendum Problem

7 May 2008 11:42

A reader has chided me for failing to publish more political comment lately. But what more – despite the acres…

Alex Salmond’s Southern Helpers

15 November 2007 23:40

Sometimes it is useful to be reminded that the English are often barely more knowledgeable about Scotland than Americans are…

The herring question: fishing for Britain’s future

20 August 2007 16:11

Following on from this post on Des Browne’s interview with The Scotsman today, the Secretary of State for Scotland (who…

Secretary of State for Scotland delivers message to Scotland: sod off

20 August 2007 15:25

Interesting, though unsurprising, interview in today’s Scotsman. Des Browne, the Secretary of State for Scotland, tells the paper’s political editor…

Salmond makes his move: l’audace, encore de l’audace, toujours de l’audace

15 August 2007 8:11

UPDATE: Welcome, Ross’s readers. Feel free to have a poke around. Should you be so interested, other stuff I’ve written…